A European embedded computing
company has announced a wrist-worn wearable computer that runs
embedded Linux or Windows CE (press release). Eurotech's WWPC ("wrist-worn PC") provides typical PDA type capabilities, along with several wearable-specific features. Target markets include emergency
rescue, security, healthcare, maintenance, logistics, and "many other"
One of the cool features is what they call their tilt and dead reckoning system that can be used to
detect if the operator has been motionless for a specified amount of
time and then light up a location beacon can be
transmitted. The WWPC also integrates a newly patented Eurotech system that detects the position of the users arm and puts the WWPC into stand-by mode when the arm is hanging down beside the body.
Integrated features include: GPS, Mini SD memory slot, advance power
management, audio mini speakers, video with a bright outdoor-readable
65K color TFT touch screen display, a direct-access keypad, USB host,
USB device, headphone jack, Bluetooth (up to 721 Kbps), Wi-Fi 802.11g and IrDa (up to 4 Mbps).